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HIGH on ADVENTURE
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022, OUR 26TH YEAR

A bi-monthly adventure travel magazine
by a Pacific Northwest consortium of journalists/photographers.

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FEATURED TRAVEL STORIES FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022

Lynn Rosen, Content Editor; Steve Giordano, Web Editor

 
   
  Washington State Park Deception Pass bridge  

GETAWAY CAMPING IN WESTERN WASHINGTON, by Lynn Rosen

The most popular state park in Washington, Deception Pass, in 2022 celebrated its 100th birthday. The tide surges through the pass too swiftly for paddlers to navigate, but it provides a spectacle for onlookers on the 182-foot-high bridge.

 
         
  Hiking woman  

REVIEW OF NATURE SWAGGER
Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors
by Rue Mapp
Review by Steve Giordano

With more than 80% of Black Americans living in urban areas, revitalizing the connection with nature is more vital than ever.



         
  Guru Road sign in Nevada  

TAKING THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
CALL IT "GURU ROAD" or "DOOBY LANE"
by Lee Juillerat


Near Gerlach, Nevada, it’s a road that tells, as an engraved stone marker explains, “A Story With No Beginning And No End." It's lined with hundreds of pieces of whimsical art.

 
         
  Maui woman walks by surfboards  

POSTCARD FROM the MAUI COFFEE FARM, HAWAII, Part One, by Larry Turner

After completing my market duties and tidying back at the coffee farm, I’m foot loose and fancy free for adventuring on the island for the following six days on Maui—the undisputed playground of the Hawaiian Islands.

 
         
  Cambodia  

CAMBODIA NIGHT MARKET
by Yvette Cardozo

In Siem Reap's Night Market, $2 US gets you a can of beer and 20 minutes with your feet in a tank of nibbling fish.OMG, did it ever tickle. Yikes. But after a minute, my sensory endings calmed down and I just sat there in the city’s night market, letting them do their work.

 
         
  Timothy Pilgrim  

ADVENTURE POEMS by Timothy Pilgrim Adventure Poet Laureate
Still glow
(with a nod to Albert Camus)
 
Heads down, no way to say sorry,
mistake, we drag laden canoe
to the beach, paddle choppy water, 
her behind, steering. 

 
         
  Middle Rhine  

CRUISING EUROPE'S RIVERS
by Brad Hathaway

Cruising down (or up) a navigable river is one of our favorite ways to get to know a country. It takes you into the interior, traverses the rural areas in between the towns and cities, and gives you an opportunity to visit attractions in most all of them.

 
         
  Cover of book: Sweet in Tooth and Claw  

BOOK REVIEW: SWEET IN TOOTH AND CLAW: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World by Kristin Ohlson
Review by Carolyn Dale

Ohlson put to rest our outdated notions that survival in the world depends mainly on competition.
Human beings, and our presence on Earth, are not the villains in this story.